If you think all professional athletes like Kevin Durant make up fake Twitter accounts to attack people who don’t deserve it, you’re wrong.
Turns out you can use them to talk, well, about people who—ahem—don’t deserve it.
Which is exactly what the wife of Roger Goodell has admitted to doing.
“The Wall Street Journal” reports that Jane Skinner Goodell was defending her husband from criticism over his actions as NFL commissioner via an anonymous Twitter account.
“It was a REALLY silly thing to do and done out of frustration—and love.” Mrs. Goodell said to the Wall Street Journal Thursday in a written statement. “As a former media member, I’m always bothered when the coverage doesn’t provide a complete and accurate picture of a story. I’m also a wife and a mom. I have always passionately defended the hard-working guy I love—and I always will. I just may not use Twitter to do so in the future!”
The account named simply “@forargument” under the name “Jones Smith” and with no profile picture—hmmm, sounds legit—was soon deleted.
Coincidentally enough, just after “The Wall Street Journal” contacted Mrs. Goodell about it.
They provided screenshots of some tweets sent by the account, all of which defended the commissioner in response to articles posted by media outlets about him and what he was or wasn’t doing well enough.
Not surprisingly, Commissioner Goodell was said to be unaware of the account.
Well, at least she fooled someone.
Source: Wall Street Journal